The New York Knicks look to be a team that needed to make a move to improve for the stretch run.
That didn’t happen as the Knicks held onto Iman Shumpert, but they did make a small move involving Ronnie Brewer.
According to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Knicks have agreed to a deal that will send Brewer to the Thunder in exchange for a second-round pick. The pick coming to the Knicks will be the Thunder’s own 2014 selection.
Thunder sending Knicks a future second-round pick for Brewer.
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) February 21, 2013
In the last 10 games, Brewer, who is mired in a horrible shooting slump, has played more than five minutes only once.
The Knicks were shopping Brewer all day to clear a roster spot as they were at the maximum amount of 15 players and didn’t want to release someone and eat their contract.
Now that they have freed up a roster spot, expect the Knicks to add a body via free agency.
They have been linked to both Lou Amundson and Kenyon Martin for some time now, but another option could be to wait until March 1 to see who gets bought out by their current teams.
That could happen to a guy like Jermaine O’Neal, who the Knicks were rumored to be trying to acquire from the Phoenix Suns as early as Wednesday.
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